Bhubaneswar: It is only just around one week that BJP president Amit Shah during his one day visit to the state to attend the ‘Maha Samavesh’ had cursed Naveen Pattnaik’s governance highlighting the major failures during the last 16 years of rule by the later. But all these ho hala semmed to be fade away when the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal praised Naveen Pattnaik government during their visit to the state for attending to the ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave.They praised Pattnaik for its outstanding vision towards 2036.
Amit Shah during his visit had chided the state government and accused it of failure on different fronts such as water supply, employment generation, power supply, health services, agriculture and tribal welfare. He had urged the party workers to toil hard to throw the Biju Janata DAl(BJD) government out.
On the contrary, Jaitley during his visit to the state praising Naveen Pattnaik’s government said that the state has progressed significantly in alleviating poverty in the past 20 years with the number of poor coming down by half. He further assured all support from the centre towards realization of the state government’s ‘Vision-2036’. Soon after the conclave, Jaitley’s lunch with Pattnaik at Naveen Niwas also had created a situation of raised eye-brows in the political sphere.
Simultaneously, Goyal on the valedictory day of ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave praised Pattnaik’s rule of 17 years and said that the Centre would provide all support for the state’s demand to utilize the coal cess in coal-bearing states. He also said that if the state government comes up with proposals regarding renewable energy projects (solar and wind) and pump storage system, the Centre would definitely consider to fund it from the clean energy fund. The Union minister also announced to ensure electricity to all villages by May 2018.
After Shah’s visit earlier on November 25, all the state BJP workers awaiting for a similar kind of statement from both these union ministers were all proved to be contradictory.